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Tongue lashing


Reprimanded. Verbally whipped. (Compare to Catch hell, Rake over the coals, Tell-off, Send to the woodpile or Put in their place.)

“When his mom discovered he didn’t attend classes all week, he got a real tongue lashing from her.”

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